Unique Ranking Focuses on Startups and Job Opportunities Associated With Each Program
Stanford University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management occupy the top five spots on the list, which was calculated based on data related to the number of startups and job opportunities associated with each school, existing reputations, and the number of opportunities calculated against class size.
College Choice, an independent college search and rankings website, has published a ranking of the top fifty MBA programs in the United States.
Robert Hand, lead editor for the piece, explains College Choice’s approach. “Many of these schools appear regularly in rankings of top MBA programs. We at College Choice wanted to emphasize job opportunities available to students with this particular list, specifically opportunities relative to class size. If two programs have a similar number of opportunities for students but one school has a smaller class size, then that translates into more opportunities for each student and thus an advantage in our rankings system. For instance, University of Michigan, ranked 11 on our list, and New York University, ranked 12, both have a similar number of startup jobs associated with their programs. NYU has a smaller total enrollment, however, which means more opportunities per student. That put NYU ahead of Michigan for this particular list.”
In addition to well-known programs such as the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, Columbia University Business School, the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, the list features programs that offer excellent opportunities, low student-to-faculty ratios, and world-class resources, such as the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas A&M University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, and University of California at Irvine.
Similar to College Choice’s previous “50 Best Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs“, the list of top fifty MBA programs in the United States is based on the firm belief that two years in a business program is one of the best investments students can make in themselves and their careers, whether that be in entrepreneurship or in the offices and boardrooms of the world’s great companies.
This is consistent with the advice of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business dean Thomas Robertson, who states in an interview with Entrepreneur magazine, “It can be somewhat inefficient if you venture forth on your own and have to learn everything as you go. That’s an expensive learning experience. But with an MBA focused on entrepreneurship, you have formal courses that will bring you up to speed in finance, marketing, sources of capital–things you could learn on your own but that might be inefficient to do so. It might be more difficult to raise money without an MBA. It’s easier if you have the imprimatur of a school behind you. That has some real symbolic value and a network for you, which might turn out to be very important” (Entrepreneur, October 2012).
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
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